Yesterday afternoon ESPN.com posted a story about how Jonathan Bender is plotting an NBA comeback. For a guy who only played 237 games over seven seasons in the NBA because of various injuries, a legitimate comeback seems like a real longshot.
Th article speculates that the man who brought him to Indiana on Draft night back in the day, Donnie Walsh, might be interested in taking a chance with him in New York…
Bender, even when he was healthy, was a always a huge question mark. The guy is almost 7-feet tall, could run and jump, but never seemed to put it all together … or really even come close. A team would really have to have money and a roster spot to mess with to even consider it.
Here’s some of JB in the Mickey D’s slam dunk contest from when he was in high school: